On Friday, Ford announced its plan to invest $1 billion into a Pittsburgh-based artificial intelligence company. That startup, Argo AI, is tasked with creating the "virtual driver system" needed for Ford's self-driving cars, due out in 2021. Agro AI's leaders CEO Bryan Salesky and COO Peter Rander aren't new to the field. Both worked for CMU and led self-driving vehicle work at Google and Uber, respectively. Plus, this means more self-driving car jobs in Pittsburgh. Argo AI is expected to hire 200 people between Pittsburgh and locations in Michigan and California.
Women's hockey is taking over Pittsburgh with the NWHL All-Star Game in town this weekend. It's happening at a time when the league's fan base and audience are growing, especially in Western Pennsylvania. “Since I’ve been here, the program has gotten stronger and added more girls every year,” said Kelley Steadman, director of hockey operations at Robert Morris University and a forward for pro team the Buffalo Beauts. See the All-Star weekend schedule.
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Get your famers market fix with this winter version. From baked goods to hot sauce, hummus and more, all your favorites will be there. Visit bloomfieldnow.org for a full vendor list.
Where: Bloomfield Market at 5050 Liberty Ave. (Bloomfield)
When: February 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Start with a tasting, and then take the tour to learn about the brewery. Your tour ticket includes four beer samples and a free growler of your favorite brew. 21+
Where: East End Brewing Co. at 147 Julius St. (Larimer)
When: February 11, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
How much: $25
See a night of dance from Exhalations Dance Theatre. All the choreography is inspired by the emotion of love. A second show is Sunday at 3 p.m.
Where: Kelly Strayhorn Theater at 5941 Penn Ave. (East Liberty)
When: February 11, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
How much: $18 presale; $20 door
It's been five years since Whitney Houston died, but that doesn't mean you can't celebrate her life and career. It's all Whitney, all night. The first hour is her ballads. After that, it's dance hits and remixes. Dress like Whitney for the chance to win prizes. 21+
Where: Spirit at 242 51st St. (Lawrenceville)
When: February 11, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. to February 12, 2017 at 2:00 a.m.
How much: $5